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By Alex Archer, Mel Odom

With one small chess piece, the sport begins…

For archaeologist and television host Annja Creed, a late-night mobile name from the NYPD potential something: there's been a homicide and the police desire her services. the single hyperlink among a lifeless physique and the killer is a small elephant of white jade. An artifact that's long gone lacking.

Once belonging to Catherine the nice of Russia, the elephant was once key in a dicy political gambit all these years in the past. yet there's one other tale connected to the artifact—a rumor of an old hidden treasure. And for a cruelly formidable media multi-millionaire with a penchant for tomb-raiding, the elephant is little short of beneficial.

Annja needs to make her movement fast, touring throughout numerous continents with purely the help of her awesome sword—purportedly an identical sword wielded through Joan of Arc—and a mysterious temple monk. It's a dangerous conflict of wits, and one flawed flow may suggest video game over.

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Fedotov indicated the CCTV reveal striking at the wall close to the door. “There is amenities. ” He pointed to a small cubicle within the nook of the shipment box close to a suite of round stairs that led as much as the second one ground. Annja was once surprised at how homey the shipment packing containers had grew to become out. Klykov sat within the chair at the different aspect of the table whereas Fedotov referred to as Onoprienko. Annja grew frightened whilst the decision used to be no longer instantly replied, yet then she may possibly listen Onoprienko’s gravelly voice come at the line. The dialog among Fedotov and Onoprienko was once brief and to the purpose. Fedotov had the money, Onoprienko was once on his manner. entire, Fedotov again his mobilephone to his sweatpants pocket. “He can be right here quickly. Then we'll have him. ” * * * “STOP HERE,” FERNANDO SEQUEIRA ordered his driving force. the luxurious sedan glided to a halt subsequent to the slim aisle of packing containers. just a hundred toes away, the Mad Russian’s Emporium of great issues stood out from the opposite retailers round it. traces of multicolored triangular flags snapped within the breeze. there has been no signal of Annja Creed or the Russian who was once presupposed to have the elephant. Sequeira texted Brisa for an replace. i'm right here. the place IS ANNJA CREED? SHE IS contained in the store, Brisa replied. YOU observed HER? THE monitoring gadget I wear HER on the AIRPORT exhibits THAT SHE IS THERE. Sequeira comfortable a bit. He might chill out extra whilst the elephant used to be in his fingers, and be a cheerful guy while he knew for sure what he was once facing. IS THE ELEPHANT within? NO. they're ready at the RUSSIAN. Impatience chafed at Sequeira. the place IS THE RUSSIAN? THAT i don't understand. WE TRACKED ANNJA CREED, no longer THE RUSSIAN. HAVE endurance. SHE will not WAIT round right here FOR not anything. this can be the place THE ELEPHANT should be. Time handed and at last Sequeira’s cellphone display lit up back. THE RUSSIAN IS the following. Staring out the windshield, Sequeira noticed the lanky Russian strolling alongside the road of outlets towards the Mad Russian’s Emporium of great issues. the various bruising nonetheless confirmed on Onoprienko’s skinny face. Sequeira had heard concerning the beating the fellow had taken. Onoprienko wore sun shades to cover a number of the harm. an extended coat lined his reasonable go well with. there has been not anything else, no signal of a field or a bag. Frantic, Sequeira tapped out a message at the cellphone. he isn't wearing A package deal! he's A cautious guy. WAIT a bit LONGER. the fellow he's facing won't supply HIM the cash HE desires till HE HAS THE ELEPHANT. NEITHER of those males ARE TRUSTING humans. THE ELEPHANT may be the following quickly. Sequeira glanced on the mercenaries he had within the automobile with him, then over his shoulder on the 5 within the motor vehicle in the back of him. He driven an earpiece into his ear and opened the radio channel they'd be utilizing. “All correct, while this is going down, do not forget that i would like the elephant. Unbroken and in a single piece! I don’t care what number people you need to kill to get it, yet i don't desire to lose that statue. ” tracking front of the store, Sequeira hated the truth that he needed to depend a bit of at the mercenaries he’d employed.

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